Operational Implications of IPv6 Packets with Extension Headers

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Authors Fernando Gont  , Nick Hilliard  , Gert Doering , Will LIU  , Warren Kumari 
Last updated 2016-09-12 (latest revision 2016-03-11)
Replaced by draft-ietf-v6ops-ipv6-ehs-packet-drops
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This document summarizes the security and operational implications of IPv6 extension headers, and attempts to analyze reasons why packets with IPv6 extension headers may be dropped in the public Internet.


Fernando Gont (fgont@si6networks.com)
Nick Hilliard (nick@inex.ie)
Gert Doering (gert@space.net)
Will LIU (liushucheng@huawei.com)
Warren Kumari (warren@kumari.net)

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)